Funds raised in this year’s United Way campaign will benefit 52 agencies and programs in the Greater Franklin County area.
In 2013, over 72,000 people in 32 communities received United Way services.
The agencies and programs to receive funding in the 2014 drive are as follows:
Agape House of Pacific — a multi-service agency that assists individuals and families having difficulty meeting their monthly financial needs.
ALIVE, Union — provides support services and short-term emergency housing to adults and children victimized by domestic abuse.
American Red Cross — helps prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters.
Boy Scouts of America — program that works to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical life choices.
Buddies Not Bullies, Washington — works to strengthen the lives of children through interventions and life skills that build healthy relationships.
CASA, Union — provides advocacy for children who have been victims of abuse and neglect, and are in the juvenile system.
Camp Washington — offers children’s activities that promote character development, good citizenship and social interaction during the summer months.
Catholic Family Services, Union — an outpatient mental health program offering counseling and psychiatric services to individuals of all ages and incomes.
Children’s Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri, Union — provides advocacy and interviewing services to children who are possible victims of criminal child abuse.
Community Outreach, Gerald — Emergency assistance program that provides help with rent, utilities, medications, GED and budget counseling. Offers a thrift shop and food pantry.
County Seat Senior Center Foundation, Union — provides the building and equipment necessary to operate a full-service senior center in Union.
Crider Health Center — provides mental health treatment with additional services, including unmet primary health care and dental needs.
Emergency Funding — an inhouse program of the United Way for emergency situations.
Empac Group, Inc., Washington and Sullivan — provides facility- and community-based employment services for individuals throughout Franklin County with disabilities.
Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc., Washington — volunteer-based therapeutic horsemanship program which provides therapy and recreation for individuals with disabilities.
Four Rivers Family YMCA, Washington — provides financial aid to those in need which enables them to attend programs that build healthy spirits, minds and bodies.
Franklin County 4-H Clubs — provides positive youth development opportunities and learning experiences in leadership, citizenship and life skills for children ages 5-18, and volunteer opportunities for adults who like to work with young people.
Franklin County Dental Network — provides routine dental care to low-income and uninsured individuals in Franklin County.
Franklin County FFA Foundation — helps youth develop leadership skills by working jointly on projects in agriculture, land management and conservation.
Franklin County Transportation Council — provides reliable transportation for the developmentally disabled, elderly and general public.
Gateway Education & Therapy, Union — provides services for children with special needs, including speech/language therapy, tutoring, behavior therapy and life skills classes.
Gerald Senior Center — provides nutritious meals for seniors 60-plus and homebound individuals through on-site and home delivery, and offers social activities and educational programs.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri — provides training to help girls develop courage, confidence and character to reach their full potential.
Grace’s Place, Washington — provides crisis and respite care to infants through age 12 free of charge.
Heartland Independent Living Center, Owensville/Union — provides services to individuals with disabilities to assist them in attaining and maintaining their independence.
Henry Hartbauer Award — United Way selects one agency each year based on need or outstanding service to receive $1,000.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Union — provides high-quality, free, civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for low-income residents in Eastern Missouri.
Loving Hearts Outreach, Washington — emergency assistance program that provides help with rent and utilities, and offers a food pantry and thrift shop.
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services — provides free services for pregnant women and their families, including pregnant and parenting teens, in their homes or other convenient locations. Services focus on ensuring healthy births, child development and parenting skills.
MEAAA Senior Centers (St. Clair, Sullivan, Union and Washington) — provides nutritious meals for seniors 60-plus and homebound individuals through onsite and home delivery. Social activities and educational programs also are provided.
Meals-on-Wheels, Washington — community volunteers deliver meals 365 days a year to the elderly and homebound residents inside the Washington city limits. No age restrictions for meals.
Meramec Community Mission, Sullivan — provides a food pantry, thrift shop and emergency aid to individuals who reside in the Sullivan School District boundaries.
New Haven Senior Center — provides nutritious meals and social activities for seniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
OATS Inc., Union — provides transportation to the general public for shopping, medical appointments and trips to and from senior centers.
Pregnancy Assistance Center, Washington — offers assistance to expectant mothers before and after their baby is born.
Rainbow Activity Center, Inc., Union — provides learning and opportunities to adults with developmental or mental disabilities which enable them to be vital members of the community.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul — provides emergency assistance in the areas of rent, utilities, clothing and food throughout Franklin County.
St. Peter’s U.C.C. Food Pantry, Washington — provides nonperishable food staples to those in need who reside in the Washington School District boundaries.
Sullivan Emergency Assistance Fund — provides emergency assistance for rent and utilities to residents in the Sullivan School District area.
Children’s Summer Reading Program, Washington — provides summer reading program to encourage youth, ages 3-18, to continue reading and learning during the summer months.
TEMCO, Inc., Marthasville — an extended employment sheltered workshop that provides jobs, training and support for adults with developmental and mental disabilities.
Tri-County Community Senior Center, Pacific — offers seniors a place to gather for activities and a hot meal Monday through Friday.
Turning Point, Warrenton — provides shelter and crisis intervention for victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children.
Union Food Pantry — provides an emergency source of food for families/individuals in the Union School District area.
VOYCE — provides assistance and guidance with finding long-term care facilities. Advocates for, educates and supports residents of long-term care facilities.
Washington Emergency Relief Fund — provides one-time financial assistance for utility bills, rent or other emergency situations.
YMCA Community Literacy Council, Washington — provides literacy services to individuals and organizations.